GOP could have Stopped Supremes Kagan and Sotomayor with a filibuster but did not


Looks like the GOP as usual stepped up to the Democrats plate both with Kagan and Sotomayor. No filibuster threatened, and better yet, we gave them the number to push it over the top. 60 votes are required to stop a filibuster. We had the numbers. With Kagan five GOPers sent it over the top, with Sotomayor the number was nine. They didn’t insist for another candidate. So who says fair is fair.

Kagan Confirmed Supreme Court – Vote Count tally Breakdown 63-37  July20, 2010

56 of the 57 Senate Democrats voted to confirm Kagan. The only Democrat who rejected the confirmation was Ben Nelson (D-NE). Both of the Senate independents, Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), voted to confirm Kagan. Additionally, five Senate Republicans broke party lines and voted to confirm Kagan; these were Richard Lugar (R-IN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Judd Gregg (R-NH), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Final count: 63-37. Five Republicans and one Democrat defected.

How Republican Senators Voted on Sotomayor – Interactive Graphic …

How Republican Senators Voted on Sotomayor. An interactive breakdown can be found at the New York Times August 6, 2009.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed by the Senate in a 68-to-31 vote on her nomination to the Supreme Court. All Democrats and independents present voted yes (Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who has been battling cancer, was not present for the vote). They were joined by 9 of the 40, or 23 percent of the Republicans in the Senate. This is less than the proportion of Democrats and independents that voted for John G. Roberts Jr. — half of Democrats and independents supported his nomination to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 2005. But it is more than the proportion that voted for Samuel Alito in 2006 — just 9 percent of Democrats and independents supported his nomination to the Supreme Court. Below are details on how Republicans voted on Judge Sotomayor.
HOW THE SENATOR VOTED STATE MARGIN OF VICTORY
WHEN LAST ELECTED
STATE’S WINNER IN 2008
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
PUBLIC STATEMENT
ABOUT THE NOMINATION
YES Susan Collins Me. +23% OBAMA +17% “I know that I will not agree with MORE»
YES Olympia J. Snowe Me. +53% OBAMA +17% “I was impressed with Judge MORE»
YES Judd Gregg N.H. +33% OBAMA +10% “Although Judge Sotomayor and I MORE»
YES George V. Voinovich Ohio +28% OBAMA +4% “In particular, the one comment MORE»
YES Mel Martinez Fla. +1% OBAMA +3% “Judge Sotomayor’s rise to the MORE»
YES Richard G. Lugar Ind. OBAMA +1% “Judge Sotomayor is clearly MORE»
YES Christopher S. Bond Mo. +13% MCCAIN <1% “If some are saying that a MORE»
YES Lindsey Graham S.C. +15% MCCAIN +9% “I believe she follows precedent, MORE»
YES Lamar Alexander Tenn. +34% MCCAIN +15% “Even though Judge Sotomayor’s MORE»
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14 Responses to “GOP could have Stopped Supremes Kagan and Sotomayor with a filibuster but did not”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing – Br Andrew's Muses Says:

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  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    Did they really think the Dems would fight fair if they did? If so shame on them. This all has to do with Garland, that is what they are using to justify this. Now they will be painted as the bad guys for invoking the nuclear option and it will be up to us to remind people this is following Harry Reid’s lead. Personally I don’t care what the media says, it is time to end the filibuster and throw it back in the Democrats’ faces.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Apparently according to senator Grassley from Iowa.. the filibuster is a new thing which the Dems started in the ’90s. Not used in 222 years. I was half paying attention to Fox this evening.

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  4. Linda Says:

    Rinos…. (those on that list) and the dems have short attention spans—if any at all…sigh.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Yep…. coming back to bite them….

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  5. petermac3 Says:

    Off topic: Tomorrow April 4th, 2017, marks the 59th anniversary of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. What this brings to my mind is the shame laid at the feet of a nation that dares to bestow that same title of Reverend on such despicable pieces of human debris like Jesse “I have a scheme”Jackson, a corporate shakedown artist, pig who is blamed in some quarters for the assasination of Reverend King, and Al “sharpie” Sharpton, a tax cheat to the tune of +- $5 million, a street thug responsible for more than a few deaths, a “Reverend” without a church whose congregation is composed of white hating racist welfare cheating street rabble. Shame shame shame….

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I can’t believe its been that long ago. Old enough to have lived through segregation. And to have these thieves now representing the black vote and really could care nothing about them.

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      • petermac3 Says:

        Typo: 49

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  6. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks…

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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  7. petermac3 Says:

    Sure they could have and upset the Ceaser? No way! At least Chuck Schmucker has the balls to challenge the republicans and the president.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Says it all doesn’t it.. Never challenged anything of the King. The budget a total joke.

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